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Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 13 members
Review from Mr. Boozle
Red Velvet 55 events 11 reviews

If I had to pick a favorite opera, La bohème would be my choice. The combination of comedy, music, drama, pacing, along with lush orchestrations is just about unrivaled. I've seen many performances of Boheme and even performed it once.


reviewed Oct 24 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Timothy M.
66 events 32 reviews

The finest small opera I've been to in years. On the budget they work with, this company provides high-quality opera at scandalously low prices. This was my second show, and I am considering season tickets. Not a bad seat in the house. It is the...continued

reviewed Oct 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Judy Miller Kaine
45 events 18 reviews

enjoyed it....great to know we have such talent on the peninsula.

reviewed Oct 25 2009 report as inappropriate
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La bohème

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Bryan Nies, conductor   

Jimmy Smith, director

Sung in Italian, with English titles


__The quintessential story of young love with a tragic ending,_ La bohème_ is Puccini’s masterful vignette of bohemian life in the fabled Paris of the Romantic era. Puccini’s score is a veritable musical kaleidoscope of human emotion, from the tender first encounter between Rodolfo and Mimi, through the irreverent Christmas romp at the Café Momus, to the devastating scene of Mimi’s death in the abject poverty of Rodolfo’s apartment. A towering achievement by the master of the verismo style, La bohème is presented in an all-new West Bay Opera production.

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